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Winter Fuel Payment deadline: claim before 31 March or miss out

Winter Fuel Payment deadline: claim before 31 March or miss out

The Winter Fuel Payment helps older people cope with the costs of heating their homes in cold weather. Most receive it automatically but some will need to take action before the looming 31st March deadline

The average price of a care home rises to £35,000 a year – and many will pay even more

The average price of a care home rises to £35,000 a year – and many will pay even more

In 2019-2020, the average cost of a residential care home for an older person in the UK increased to £672 a week. Or, put another way, the average cost hit £34,944 a year.

What the roadmap out of lockdown means for older people

What the roadmap out of lockdown means for older people

Nearly a whole year on from the start of the first-ever national lockdown, we look at how things have changed for older people and how soon they might be able to enjoy a return to something like normality.

What the COVID-19 vaccine means for care home residents and their families

What the COVID-19 vaccine means for care home residents and their families

The success of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in care homes has sparked hopes that families can be safely reunited in the near future. But what will change now the majority of elderly residents have had the first dose of the jab?

Unpaid carers ‘exhausted’ and unable to take breaks during the pandemic

Unpaid carers ‘exhausted’ and unable to take breaks during the pandemic

Many unpaid carers are at risk of burnout this winter. Eight out of ten people who care for a loved one told Carers UK they had been doing more with fewer breaks since the pandemic began.

Seven ways older people can heat their homes for less this winter

Seven ways older people can heat their homes for less this winter

It’s not worth being cold and uncomfortable this winter. There are a number of ways to cut heating costs, including new government schemes for people on low incomes. We’ve put together some tips for older people feeling the pinch this winter.

Coronavirus has left many older people too afraid to leave the house

Coronavirus has left many older people too afraid to leave the house

The pandemic has been especially tough for older people finds Age UK report

Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home residents who receive free care on the NHS were wrongly charged over £300 per week by Care UK. The residents at Care UK’s ‘premium’ care homes were told...

Blue Badge holders urged to check expiry date to avoid a penalty charge

Blue Badge holders urged to check expiry date to avoid a penalty charge

The temporary Blue badge extension introduced during lockdown is coming to an end

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Eight ways to make the home safer for someone with dementia

Eight ways to make the home safer for someone with dementia

Many people with dementia want to stay in their homes for a long as possible. Here’s how to make a house easier to manage during the early stages of the condition.

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